2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
The 2011 ZX-6R carries on a tradition of middleweight dominance started by the Ninja 600 of 1985. And in today’s ultra-competitive 600 supersport market, where technology, racetrack success and streetbike acumen can change dramatically year by year, that’s saying a lot. Don’t believe us? Then ask Cycle World magazine, who named it one of its Ten Best bikes of 2010.
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, inline-four|
|Bore Stroke||67.0 mm x 42.5 mm|
|Fuel System||DFI w/4 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles, 2 injectors per throttle body|
|Ignition||TCBI with digital advance|
|Final Drive||X-Ring Chain|
|Rake Trail||24 deg / 4.1 in.|
|Seat Height||32.1 in.|
|Front Suspension||41 mm inverted Showa Big Piston fork w, top-out springs, stepless compression|
|Rear Suspension||Bottom-link Uni-Trak w/gas-charged shock, top-out spring and pillow ball up mount|
|Front Brake||Dual 300 mm petal rotors with dual radial-mounted, four-piston, four-pad calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220 mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 gal.|
|Dry Weight||421.2 lbs. (Wet)|
The wait is over: Ducati’s 899 Panigale lines up against the MV Agusta F3 800, Suzuki’s GSX-R750, and last year’s Middleweight Shootout winner, Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-6R.